Set Up Social Channels for Sharing Visualizations

Set up social channels (such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Slack, and other Oracle Cloud services) so that content authors can easily share their data visualizations with others.

After you set up and activate a channel, the associated Share menu option is available for users to share their data visualizations through that channel.
  1. Click Console.
  2. Click Social.
  3. Twitter - To enable users to share data visualizations on Twitter as tweets:
    1. In Twitter Application Manager (that is, the apps.twitter website), click the app to use for tweets and on the Key and Access Tokens tab, obtain the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret values.
    2. In Oracle Analytics Cloud Console, specify the following on the Social page:
      Field Description
      Service Select Twitter.
      Status Select Active.
      Application Name Enter the name of the app that you set up in Twitter Application Manager.
      Client ID Enter the Consumer Key value that you obtained in apps.twitter.com (in Step 3.a).
      Client Secret Enter the Consumer Secret value that you obtained in apps.twitter.com (in Step 3.a).
      Redirect URL Click Copy to clipboard.
    3. Click Update.
    4. In Twitter Application Manager, click the app to use for tweets and on the Settings tab, add the clipboard contents to the Callback URLs values specified for the app.
  4. LinkedIn - To enable users to share data visualizations on LinkedIn:
    1. In LinkedIn Developers (that is, the linkedin.com/developers website), click the app you want to use for posts and on the Application Settings\Authentication page, obtain the Client ID and Client Secret values.
    2. In Oracle Analytics Cloud Console, specify the following on the Social page:
      Field Description
      Service Select LinkedIn.
      Status Select Active.
      Application Name Enter the name of the app that you set up in LinkedIn Developers.
      Client ID and Client Secret Enter the Client ID and Client Secret values that you obtained in LinkedIn Developers (in Step 4.a).
      Redirect URL Click Copy to clipboard.
    3. Click Update.
    4. In LinkedIn Developers, click the app to use for LinkedIn posts and on the Application Settings\Authentication page, add the clipboard contents to the Authorized Redirect URLs values specified for the app.
    For sharing visualizations to LinkedIn, ensure that you have public web storage configured with your Cloud service.
  5. Slack - To enable users to share data visualizations on Slack:
    1. Configure a Slack app for your service.
    2. Select Slack, and then Activate.
    3. Enter information about the Slack app where users can post their content.
      Field Description
      Slack Endpoint Enter the Slack endpoint URL, for example https://hooks.slack.com/services.
      Application Name Enter the name of your Slack app, for example mySlackApp.
      Distributed App Select this option if Manage Distribution is configured for your Slack app. Don't select this option if your Slack app is installed only for your Slack workspace.
      Client ID and Client Secret Enter the client ID and the client secret that you received when the Slack app was created.
      Redirect URL Copy the URL and paste it in the Slack OAuth & Permissions console.
      Team Optional. Enter the name of your Slack team.
    4. Click Update to save.
  6. If you have Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic, you can enable users to share data visualizations on a public storage container on Oracle Cloud:
    1. Select Public Web Store.
    2. Verify that a public container is available for your service or click Edit to configure one.
    3. Select Activate.
      When the public container is configured, the menu option that enables users to share their data visualization is displayed.
    4. Click Update to save.
  7. Oracle Content and Experience Cloud - To enable users to share data visualizations on Oracle Content and Experience Service:
    1. Select Oracle Content and Experience Cloud Service\ and Activate.
    2. Enter connection information for the document service where users can post their content.
      Field Description
      Document Service Endpoint Enter the endpoint URL, for example http://myservice.example.com/documents.
      User ID and Password Enter the user credentials for a user with access to Oracle Content and Experience Service.
    3. Click Test to verify that Oracle Analytics Cloud can connect to Oracle Content and Experience Service.
    4. Click Update to save.
The social channels that you configure are available to users as a Share option in visualizations. For example, if you configure Twitter and Slack, when users click Share they see icon options for Twitter and Slack.